News from the School

Aug 26

A lesson in environmental stewardship and sustainability is rooted in a field of corn located in the southwest courtyard outside the 18th Avenue Library on the Ohio State campus. Deeply rooted, in fact. Com-Til, a nutrient-rich compost made from residual bio-solids from City of Columbus wastewater treatment plants, was amended to the soil at the site to provide slow-release fertilization. As ears of corn golden and mature, the demonstration garden is bringing awareness to campus of the cycle of waste transformation.

Aug 24

The Landscape Architecture Section announces Dominique Ghiggi as the 2019 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor. at the Knowlton School. Throughout the autumn semester, Ghiggi will conduct workshops and field research with landscape architecture students as part of the Glimcher Seminar. As part of the Baumer Lecture Series, Ghiggi will lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30. The talk is free and open to the public.

Aug 22

The Knowlton School welcomes Galen Pardee as the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow for 2019-20. Galen Pardee’s work focuses on the material and logistical underpinnings of architectural practice and form, seeking to understand architecture's agency within ecosystems of political, social, environmental, and material regulations, as well as architects' ability to enact change within these environments. His work asks: How can architectural tools and technologies inform both design practice and public advocacy in the face of climate change?


Aug 20

The Knowlton School welcomes Mohamed Sharif as visiting critic in the G3 Architecture Design Studio, Cool Urban Archipelago: Chilling out in Terra Therma, with studio instructor Anastasia Congdon. Sharif is a founding partner of Sharif, Lynch: Architecture and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of Summer Programs in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. 

Aug 19

The 2019 Herbert Baumer Memorial Seminars will focus on the work of Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, co-founders of the Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee & Associates.

Aug 13

The Knowlton School is pleased to announce Zach Cohen as a Yessios Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-2020. The Fellowship provides a residency to investigate a specific project related to emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies, and to produce within the Fellowship period a lecture, exhibition and workshops concerning that work.

Aug 12

The Landscape Architecture Section announces Jason Siebenmorgen as the 2019 Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School. Throughout the autumn semester, Siebenmorgen will conduct workshops and field research with landscape architecture students as part of the Glimcher Seminar.

Aug 8

The Knowlton School welcomes incoming faculty for the 2019-20 academic year: Professor of Architecture Benjamin Flowers, and Assistant Professors of Landscape Architecture John Dean Davis and Michelle Arevalos Franco.

Aug 6

Ryue Nishizawa | SANAA: Grace Farms, edited by Knowlton School Senior Lecturer Ben Wilke (MARCH '03, MAS ’11), is the latest addition to the Knowlton School’s Source Books in Architecture series. Nishizawa was the 2016-17 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.

Jul 31

We spoke with Angela Beer, who manages the Knowlton School’s Student Services office, about student career planning and opportunities for alumni engagement.